Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure
  • Associate Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bryan Research Bldg, Room 361, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-7371
  • Email Address: kafui.dzirasa@duke.edu

Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine, 2016
  • M.D. Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Elected Member. National Academy of Medicine. 2021
  • HHMI Investigator. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2021

Courses Taught

  • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • PSY 394: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Liston, C; Roberts, A; Dzirasa, K; Geschwind, D; Ahmari, SE; Lüscher, C, Understanding the biological basis of psychiatric disease: What's next?, Cell, vol 185 no. 1 (2022), pp. 1-3 [10.1016/j.cell.2021.12.010] [abs].
  • Tilghman, S; Alberts, B; Colón-Ramos, D; Dzirasa, K; Kimble, J; Varmus, H, Concrete steps to diversify the scientific workforce., Science, vol 372 no. 6538 (2021), pp. 133-135 [10.1126/science.abf9679] [abs].
  • Dzirasa, K, Revising the a Priori Hypothesis: Systemic Racism Has Penetrated Scientific Funding., Cell, vol 183 no. 3 (2020), pp. 576-579 [10.1016/j.cell.2020.09.026] [abs].
  • Weinberger, DR; Dzirasa, K; Crumpton-Young, LL, Missing in Action: African Ancestry Brain Research., Neuron, vol 107 no. 3 (2020), pp. 407-411 [10.1016/j.neuron.2020.07.008] [abs].
  • Dzirasa, K, For Black Scientists, the Sorrow Is Also Personal., Cell, vol 182 no. 2 (2020), pp. 263-264 [10.1016/j.cell.2020.06.028] [abs].